Orono Community Education offers a travel basketball program for boys and girls in grades 4-8. 5th-8th grade teams are formed by ability level after the conclusion of tryouts on September 28th. The 4th grade teams are divided into equal teams after their first 2 practices in late October.
The girls season starts the week of October 20 and the boys season starts the week of October 27. The girls season will conclude with the state tournament on March 8. The boys season will conclude on March 15 with their state tournament.
Teams generally have 2 practices per week. These are scheduled during the week in the afternoon or evenings and occassionally on Saturdays. The 5th - 8th grade teams will have between 30 and 35 games on their schedule. These games are generally scheduled on the weekends (Saturdays & Sundays). The 4th grade teams will play 20-25 games in weekend tournaments and or leagues during the season.
Parents are required to work a shift at one of our two basketball tournaments. The Boys tournament is scheduled for December 12-14 and the Girls tournament is scheduled for January 24-25.
We employ paid coaches for our 7th and 8th grade teams. We use volunteer parent coaches for our 4th-6th grade teams. A coaching application is available on this website. Please return your application to Brian Bergstrom at Orono Community Education. firstname.lastname@example.org
Uniforms are included in the registration fee for 4th graders. 5th-8th grade athletes will wear their uniforms from last year or purchase a new one at tryouts. Uniforms and merchandise will be available to try on and order on Saturday, September 27th.
Registrations for Orono Travel Basketball for 4th-8th grade is now open.
A Current Sports Physical is required for participation in Grades 7 – 8 Basketball.
- Must be signed by physician, guardian and athlete
- Good for three years from the date of physical exam
- Return completed form to the Community Education office in the Education Link at 705 Old Crystal Bay Road, Long Lake, MN 55356 or fax it to 952-449-8359.
- It is required that this form is on file with Community Education before you will be able to register online.
Paying and registering online is easy:
Step 1: Go to Orono Middle School’s or Orono Intermediate School's web site and click on the link to SchoolView.
Note: If you haven’t already set up your SchoolView account select the “Getting Started and Help Tips” from the SchoolView instruction page.
Step 2: Once logged into SchoolView, FeePay™ is the third option on the top navigation bar.
Step 3: Select “Activities/Transportation” button. Select the child you are trying to register and select “View Activities.” Complete the form for each activity & submit (this is a required step before adding the activity to the cart). Then add that activity to the cart.
Note: For 6th through 8th grade, your child must have a valid physical on file. Physicals are valid for three years and must cover the entire season. The system will not allow you to register if your child’s physical expires prior to the end of the season. Completed physical forms should be turned into the Community Education office.
Step 4: Go to your shopping cart and complete your purchase. You may pay by credit/debit card or by check. You will receive an immediate confirmation by e-mail that your payment has been received. You can also print out a receipt.
To assist in maintaining the privacy of our families, this site will only list First Names and the First Initial of the Last Name on the Team pages for players. If team pictures are taken and displayed, players/coaches in the picture will not be listed by name. This policy will be reviewed at the Parents Meeting, if you would prefer not to have your child in any pictures (without reference) or their First Name and First Initial of their Last Name on the site, please notify your Coach, Coordinator, or a member of the OBBA Board as soon as possible. By authorizing the use of your player's name (First Name, Last Initial) and picture, you are agreeing to waive any claims against the OBBA, any board member, or member of the OBBA. It is at the sole discreation of the Coaches to provide additional contact information on the Team page.